Lingots to Gems. I hate it!
I've been studying Spanish for over a year. At one point I had over a 400 hundred day streak. Yesterday I updated my Duolingo app on my iPhone 6 and got the new version that converts lingots to gems. This architecture is the worst! It is neither user friendly nor intuitively obvious as to what a person needs to do to keep strength bars full. One thing that bothers me is that the status bar does not advance as I go through the execises. Then, surprise! I'm done. What the heck? I also don't get the heart thing. Is this just another way to get some money from people? Please just drop it. Just drop the whole gem idea. Is there a way I can opt out of these experimental focus groups? I like the system I started with and I'm learning very well using that system.
Thanks for the response. Yes I did get a lingot. I'll give one back. I use the phone because my computer is a dinosaur. I can use a computer at work to get my 7 day streaks for cheap. Duolingo should just let sleeping dogs lie. Or maybe ask before opting you into a focus group.
They do a lot of tests where incoming users are divided randomly. You might try opening several accounts and see if one doesn't have the gems health. You can test out instead of redoing all the skills over
Take back the idea of gems, its doesn't suit . We all like lingots . Gems ..sucks
I have changed my review from 5 stars to 1 in the app store and hope everyone else does the same until this awful health thing is gone
Try the web version for now to get the old program. Meanwhile, did you get a lingot? A gem?
I can only second that, please go back to the old system! I was repeating all the "household" lessons in Italian and suddenly I couldnt 't continue because I had a typo here and there. Why should I lose knowledge while doing exercises even if I make some little mistakes? It's as awful as the old heart system, plese remove it. PLEASE!
I agree! Get rid of the gems! I usually do my lessons on the on the PC, much easier to learn and it doesn't stop because you made too many mistakes. When I travel the mobile version is not user friendly!